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The Royal Oak, Hastings

Pett Road
Postal town: Hastings
TN35 4HG
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Steve C left this review about The Royal Oak

The L-shaped bar of the Royal Oak supports a standard keg range alongside four handpumps. During a recent Saturday afternoon visit one of these was unused which left St Austell Proper Job, Harveys Best and Gun Brewery’s Extra Pale as the cask ale options. Food is served Mon – Sat 12:00 - 14.30 & 6:00 - 21:30 and Sun 12:00 - 17:45. The menu is traditional pub food, the bacon cheeseburger with chips is £12.
To the left of the bar is a dartboard, but there were tables on the oche during my visit. To the right of the bar is a large inglenook that gives the bar area a traditional rustic feel. Behind the inglenook to the right is more seating which is aimed at diners. I didn’t see a television, but there was some low background music playing. There is a weekly quiz every Wednesday from 20:30. At the rear is a small well-kempt grass covered beer garden that houses picnic tables. Beyond this garden is a car park.
The pub’s website and food menus bear a striking resemblance to that of the Queens Head Inn up the road in Icklesham, so I imagine there is some connection. They are both excellent pubs that are deserving of praise.

On 14th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Royal Oak

A very nice brick building with a weather-boarded end abutting the road. The front has a few tables adjacent to a grassy area which features a pretty substantial tree. The interior is well presented, with a decent sized fireplace making a distinctive feature. On the bar were Old Speckled Hen plus two local beers: Harveys Sussex Best and Long Man Session IPA. I had a taste of the latter, but didn't like it, whereas Harveys is one of my favourite beers. Both beers were in very good condition, and although a previous review of this pub had left me doubtful of its inclusion in my schedule, I'm glad I was persuaded to change my mind. We'd have no problem about returning if in the area again.

Date of visit: 1st September 2016

On 6th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Manky Badger left this review about The Royal Oak

A pleasant enough place, but only two ales on.
Not wishing to run the place down, but it's got nothing to distinguish it from any other pub, and there's lots of good ones in the area.

On 25th May 2009 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Three Oaks, 3.11 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Doleham, 3.94 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
Winchelsea, 4.44 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Royal Oak, Pett
14th Oct 2019, 22:26
Review submitted by Steve C
6th Sep 2016, 22:55
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 18 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 May 2009 by David McNally
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